jim dandy

Tax Spikes A Fever, Held Out Of Oklahoma Derby

Trainer Danny Gargan has scratched talented 3-year-old Tax from Sunday’s Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby, reports drf.com, because the colt developed a fever after shipping from New York to Remington Park. “He spiked a shipping temperature the day we got there,” Gargan said. “It came right back down [but] we decided to wait and do the right […]

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‘Hard-Luck’ Tacitus Ready To Try Again In Travers

An old saying goes, ‘It’s better to be lucky than good’. It’s clear by his five starts this year that Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus is definitely good, but in his most recent two outings, he has been anything but lucky. A wide trip in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets and a stumbled […]

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50-Year Flashback: Arts And Letters’ Travers Makes Banner Year For New York Sports

As a 2-year-old, Arts and Letters was good but not outstanding, winning two of his six starts. It was as a 3-year-old in 1969-50 years ago this summer-that the chestnut colt bred and raced by Hall of Famer Paul Mellon, trained by Hall of Famer Elliott Burch and ridden by another Hall of Famer in […]

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‘Very Focused’ In Blinkers, Tacitus Fires Bullet Toward Travers

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is not afraid to try something new before a big race. So when the discussions came up to race Tacitus with blinkers for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, he was not hesitant to make the equipment change. Juddmonte Farms’ homebred dual Grade 2 winner sported blinkers when […]

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‘Trying To Get Him Back Up To Where He Was’: War Of Will Aiming For Pennsylvania Derby

Mark Casse assistant Jamie Begg said the Barber-owned Preakness-victor War of Will is doing well, and will continue to train up to the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on September 21 at Parx. War of Will is getting some extra time between races after running fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy on July […]

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Jim Dandy Top Two Tax, Tactitus Join Prospective Field For Travers

All was well with Tax following his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, where he broke on top and led the race into the first turn but was passed up by War of Will at the quarter-mile mark. Around the far turn, Tax was back in command and […]

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Tax Runs To His Workouts, Defeats Tacitus In Jim Dandy

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax had been touting himself in his morning workouts for the past month, including a recent 47.09-second half-mile as the bullet Saratoga work from 71 at the distance last Saturday. This weekend, the 3-year-old gelding delivered on that promise to win the […]

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Tax ‘Doing Phenomenal’ Ahead Of Jim Dandy

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s graded-stakes winner Tax remains on target to make his return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, exiting a sharp final work in good shape. Working in company, Tax blazed four furlongs over the main track in 47.09 seconds […]

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‘Very Talented’ Global Campaign Preparing For Jim Dandy

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is scheduled to breeze over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Saturday morning, a week ahead of an anticipated start in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. Global Campaign, a sophomore son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, is slated to work at 5:30 a.m. […]

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‘Poetry In Motion’: War Of Will Dazzles In Final Breeze For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will put in his breeze for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets on Friday morning on the Saratoga main track. Tyler Gaffalione, aboard War of Will for the easy half-mile in 49.33 seconds, said the move was his best yet. “He went great. It was […]

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